American Society of Plant Biologists
ASPB provides free educational material and activities to promote public understanding of the importance of plant science. Materials and grants are adaptable to include all learning levels, from kindergarten students to professional scientists.
California Academy of Sciences
There's always something to do at the California Academy of Sciences. Stop by their table to learn about their mission to explore, explain, and protect the natural world, and then get up close and personal with some live animals!
Carnegie Mellon’s Women @SCS Outreach Roadshow
Faculty and students from the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University invite you to their presentation to find out what computer science is really about. Our interactive presentation will include:
- Guess who is the computer scientist?
- What IS Computer Science and what can you do with it?
- Puzzles to tickle your brain cells
- Baldi video: A totally synthetic talking head
- Robot Soccer video: Watch robotic Sony aibo dogs compete in the Robot Soccer World Cup
- Meet "Billinda" our robot dog
- ...and more!
Parodying the cult Japanese TV program, Iron Chef, the Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher competition showcases Bay Area science teachers as they devise demonstrations around a particular ingredient — an everyday item such as a plastic bag, a milk carton, or a nail. In a fast-paced atmosphere where showmanship and creativity reign, science teachers are given 10 minutes to concoct a science activity that can be used in the classroom.
Also, live science demos: DNA extraction and activities from the Exploratorium's new family science publication Exploratopia.
The Kinetic City team from AAAS will unveil its brand new Science Gym — a duffel bag full of science activities that prove no one has to take science sitting down! Science Gym combines physical education with science learning using jumping, running, and dancing activities that boost both pulse rates and science IQ! Young volunteers from the audience will demonstrate the games, win prizes, and get both fit and smart.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Waves in Nature: Lasers to Tsunamis and Beyond
Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engage children with interactive demonstrations in chemistry and physics, discussions about scientific and technological concepts, and hands-on experiments. The presentations are educational and enjoyable and children learn that Science is Fun!
The Science Channel brings Mythbusters to AAAS. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have more than 30 years of special effects experience between them. On their hit television show, they use their knowledge of engineering and explosives to put urban myths to the test: Could a fire-fighting plane really scoop up a scuba diver? Can you really escape from Alcatraz across the bay on a raft made in prison? Just how explosive is explosive decompression in an airplane? Hear how they do it, get the behind the scenes story on the show, and try your hand at busting a myth yourself.
Platypus Media: Name that Mammal!
Have a great time while learning about the world of mammals, and find out about the diverse ways mammals eat, sleep, and learn from birth to maturity. The questions get harder as the competition heats up and prizes are awarded to all players.
Robotics Society of America
Robots! Robots are taking over — and that’s a good thing! Join roboticist David Calkins and other roboticists to see robot demonstrations — walking robots, planetary rovers, talking robots, interactive robots, and best of all — robots you can operate yourself! You’ll see some of the newest and coolest robots being built around the world. Robot builders will talk about how robots work, and how you can build your own robots at home.
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prizes are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups. SB&F believes that through good science books this generation, and the next, will have a better understanding and appreciation of science.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science as well as many scientific newsletters, books, and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
Sikes Science: The Science Power Hour
We are a company of two women who have a passion for teaching science. Research shows that U.S. students are not taking difficult science classes in high school, and they are not choosing science as a major in college because "it is too hard." Sikes Science was created so that we could show young students how great science is with really fun activities. Our hope is to spark a love of science in these children at an early age, which in turn would motivate students to take more difficult science classes during their academic careers. Our major focus is preschool and elementary age students who are very excited by learning. We hope to take advantage of their enthusiasm by engaging them in fun, hands-on science activities. We provide a variety of services such as "Science Hour of Power," after-school enrichment programs, and birthday parties.
University of Idaho: BioBug — Field to Fuel
Learn about how the University's plant breeders and engineers produce alternative fuels with zip. Canola and mustard plants produce seeds that produce common foods, including oil. The oil fries potatoes into French fries, and then makes biodiesel to fuel cars, trucks, trolleys, buses, boats, and the BioBug!
How The Weatherworks™: Cloud Nine
Sitting on Cloud Nine: Clouds are more than just fluff! This stage show will have you pointing out the difference between cirrus, stratus, and cumulus in no time. Join meteorologist Mike Mogil and educator Barbara Levine in creating floating raindrops, preserved raindrops, rainbows, and more while explaining about clouds and other atmospheric weather workings.
Yomega: The Science of Yo-Yos
Learn about the science behind the Yomega Brain — a classic yo-yo with a centrifugal clutch system that opens to allow super long spins and then closes to force an automatic return. Explore yo-yo engineering, experiment with the brain, and while you're at it, learn a new trick at Yomega.com. Yomega Corp. is committed to science education around the world.
The Zula Patrol
Join us for great days of family fun and science! On 17-18 February you and your children can watch a special Zula show. Kids will get a chance to do "The Zula Space Dance" alongside our walk-around character, Bula! Handouts on how to incorporate fun science and astronomy activity "missions" in your home will be distributed. The Zula Patrol is a colorful, exciting animated show airing on public television stations. Locally it airs on KQED Kids digital 9.5 and Comcast 192. The series supports science and astronomy for children ages 4 to 7.